Welcome to the First Year Blog!

The spring weather has returned to Hampton with the First Years, and it has been lovely to see them return to the School site for a busy and exciting summer term. The new term brings with it new Games options, and the boys will hopefully be looking forward to an afternoon of Cricket, Tennis, Athletics and Climbing on Friday!

Lucas S T (1P) reports on the return to School:

Finally, we are back at school! Many of us have been very happy to come back to school and our teachers must be very happy as well! One of the best things about being back at school is that we no longer have to say, ‘You’re on mute!’ Being back to school has many advantages like learning much more then in online school and it is much easier to concentrate. Another advantage, is that you can’t get distracted by mobile phones because I’ve heard about many people watching YouTube! A disadvantage though was how things people may have not understood in online school will cause them to be unsure in class. Some people also need to wake up early to get to school. Otherwise, it’s great to be back.

The return to School may feel a little overwhelming to some boys, particularly after the long holidays. Getting into a good morning routine can really help to set you up for the day:


We already have some clubs up and running this week, and it’s been lovely to see the boys enjoying themselves with all sorts of things. Watch this space for more clubs and sports training as they begin again!

Monday Library day – lunchtime

Clarinet Ensemble – P3 (Rm. 35)

School Choir – P3 (Music Hall)

Biology Club – B4

Book Group – 1:15 (Library)


Chamber Choir – 8:15 (Music Hall)



Physics Club – 12:40 (P1)

Tennis training – 12:40 (Front Courts)



Philosophy Circle – 1:15 (Rm. 21)

Golf – 1:05 (golf nets)



Tennis training – 1:05 (Front Courts)

Basketball Club – 1:05 (Sports Hall)


And a reminder of regular training times for School sports:

Cricket training – Saturday 11:00-12:30


In their Music lessons before Easter, First Year boys were asked to compose a piece of music in response to a short video. Harry N (1H) has produced a beautiful composition, which really impressed his teachers. Take a listen to Harry’s piece below:

Fantastic work, Harry!


We love to hear about what you have been getting up to outside of school. Please do send any information about any of your achievements through to Mrs Ziegler (h.ziegler@hamptonschool.org.uk).


A few questions for you to have a go at yourself or challenge people at home if they know the answer. Merits are awarded for everyone who has a go! Just click on the link below and enter your answers and points for the Inter-Form Competition will be awarded to the form with the most entries every week.

  1. Which UK city is situated further west – Bristol or Edinburgh?
  2. What is the largest animal on the planet?
  3. Which country was the first to give women the right to vote, in 1893?
  4. What is Joe Root’s ODI shirt number?
  5. Where is the smallest bone in the human body located?

Why don’t you have a go and enter your answers here. 

Remember to write your name in the form so you can be credited with merits!

We had an impressive 28 entries for the 5 questions last week, 1J are in the lead with ten submissions! Well done to the following boys (make sure to add your merits in the back of your homework diaries and to collect your merit certificates when you reach 10!):

1B: Adam M, Boris D, Advait B, Aditya K

1H: Alex C, Arun S

1J: Yuvraj S, Nathaniel C, Freddie T, Ralph C, Casper S, Aaron L, Daniel T, Ben B, Joshua R, Maxwell G

1L: Finley M, Agalyan S

1P: Lucas S, Alex P, Aditya K, Arish K

1W: Oliver A, Luca K, Tanmay B

1F: Arun C, Charles H, Leonid K

And here are the answers to last week’s 5 questions:

  1. In what modern-day country was Nikola Tesla born? Croatia
  2. How many goals did England score (excluding penalty shoot-outs) at the Mens’ 2018 FIFA World Cup? 12
  3. What company is also the name of one of the longest rivers in the world? Amazon
  4. Name the eldest Weasley sibling in the Harry Potter books. Bill
  5. Which country was the first to give women the right to vote, in 1893? New Zealand

Have a great weekend!

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